Maybe. It certainly is going to get more seasonably cold. I think a little snow dust. Next weekend, maybe a little more. And still cold. We can still hold out hope for a little more wet in March.
I have always felt that if I named this camera, the name would be female. Yes it is working again. Why did it quit? I don’t know. Why is it now working? I don’t know. Female name……. Forever a mystery to me……
Yup, the camera is locked up, and we are away till the 26th. Patience is a virtue……
Until it snows again the Road Department is allowing wheeled vehicles to drive on all the roads in and leading to Bucks Lake. Personally, I STRONGLY recommend 4 wheel drive. Obviously, any snow at all and two things: the roads will close again, and you will be on your own to drive back out.
You can see from the camera we got a little more snow to start this storm off than we anticipated. But now, look at the rain gauge….. 1.22″at 7 pm Friday. Keep watching that reading, as I think we will finish up somewhere around 8″ by Monday afternoon.
It sure would be nice to have snow, but of course we will take every drop we can get. And, hold out hope for the second half of the month, starting somewhere around the 16th. Some of the long range models have our resident high pressure area moving somewhat north and west, and thus allowing storms to swing in underneath, right into our area. The question: that far south, will they be cold enough to bring us the snow we need? To soon to answer that question. Stay tuned.
While we wait for the rain on Friday, it is so much fun to have our quiet afternoon punctuated by the sight of C-130’s cruising by at eye level!
Thanks, Tony. It is always so much fun to see our tax dollars at work!
Here we go again. For the last 9 years, January has been the driest winter month. A disturbing amount of black pavement is showing.
The forecast models are hinting at a pattern change around the 16th. Light some candles to the weather gods……
Air temp: 21. Wind chill: 8……
The good thing, with the cold temperatures, the snow is holding up extremely well. There is actually very little pavement showing. We might get the next snow around the 5th or 6th, so it only needs to last a while longer. Meanwhile, the snow condition is surprisingly good.
We got .35″ of rain. And then 2″ of quick snow. That’s it. As long as it stays cold, that will be enough to cover the thin spots until, hopefully, we get a little more. Lots of spaces available in the summit parking lot, and the road is just a little slick going up the hill.
So, here’s what we have. Over 15″ of rain so far in December has saturated the soil. Now, we have had about 24″ of total snow fall, and that has been groomed in to save it and smooth the roads. To be honest, the areas where snow gets thin, is thin. But that is no reason to stay away. The snow is THIN, not GONE. Next, we are looking for 3 – 6″ of snow late Christmas eve. And then it will turn colder and preserve that. Looking further into the holiday week, there are a couple of chances of light snow. We need more. Time to keep your fingers crossed.